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Pearl S. Buck House

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Address: 520 Dublin Rd, Hilltown Township, Doylestown, PA
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+1 215-249-0100

Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the...

Just a short drive from Philadelphia, The Pearl S. Buck House promotes the legacy of author and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck.As you walk through her pre-1825 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse, you will learn her life history, which began in childhood as a daughter of missionary parents in China and ended as a Pulitzer and Nobel-prize winning author. One of just a few national historic landmarks that uphold a woman's legacy, the intact collection includes the typewriter she used to write The Good Earth. Serene paths lead to her gravesite. Exhibit gallery displays her numerous awards including the Nobel prize. International gift shop on location. Pair a tour with a book discussion. Annual festival of trees, writing workshops and cultural events scheduled year round.

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Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical facts surrounding this site and the life of Pearl Buck

Wonderful opportunity to explore and view the homesite of Pearl Buck. The guide was very knowledgeable and painted beautiful scenarios of life as it was while Pearl resided in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful opportunity to explore and view the homesite of Pearl Buck. The guide was very knowledgeable and painted beautiful scenarios of life as it was while Pearl resided in this farmhouse. Beautiful setting!

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New Britain, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The home of Pearl S. Buck offers visitors an opportunity to see what the past looked like in Bucks County year ago. Her life was one of helping others and it is a delightful way to relive the past.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Pearl Buck and Richard Walsh lived here with their family.The couple adopted six children while leading busy lives of public service and humanitarianism. They gave of themselves with great love and compassion as they worked for equal rights for women and minority groups. They also worked toward finding homes and love for the world's unwanted mixed race children by spearheading... More 

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Pompano Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

we arrived at this place from our hotel via a shuttle to the wedding. The grounds are impeccable and the place is so scenic. We didn't to tour the house as we were there for the ceremony and the reception but this is definitely somewhere I would like to return to explore some more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

She was the real deal in life. Born in 1892 to missionary parents in the USA, she was taken back to the interior of China and she lived with them there until she was 17, then went to college back in the East. After graduating she moved back to China. Married a gentleman and then divorced him. The second marriage... More 

1 Thank RPata
Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The property was called Green Hills Farm where Pearl Comfort Buck spent the second 40 years of her life. It is a National Historic Landmark. The first half of her life were spent in Asia mostly in China where her parents were missionaries. Originally it was 48 acres but today has expanded to 67 acres with a visitor center, gift... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

well worth the time and the money. EXCELLENT staff and docents. Plan to spend time looking at everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

we didn't have time for the tour but the house and grounds, which are free to roam-- were beautiful.. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank rbwriter
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a quite beautiful place. the gardens arre well kept and so natural looking. the house is timeless in decoration. You could move right in. The docents are knowledgeable and well prepared. Hearing anbou Pearls life and activities was most interesting.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

The essence of Pearl S. Buck still lives in this house. The lovely grounds and comfortably appointed rooms help tell her story and the story surrounding each of her works. I would visit again and again.

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